Newly elected US President Joe Biden on his inauguration day, Wednesday, January 20, intends to fulfill “roughly a dozen promises.” This was announced by Biden's new chief of staff Ron Klain in a memo distributed to reporters, Reuters reported.
US President-elect will use the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change, and immigration.
The actions to be taken on Wednesday include rejoining the Paris climate accords, reversing a travel ban on several majority Muslim countries, extending a pause on federal student loan payments, halting evictions and foreclosures, as well as mandating masks in inter-state travel and on federal property.
All of the measures were previously announced.
Most of the measures are a reversal of policies Trump pursued and do not require congressional action. But Biden will also unveil a long-expected immigration proposal that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants that does require congressional action.
As we reported earlier, the official account of the US President-elect Joe Biden appeared on Twitter. It will officially become a presidential one after the inauguration. The first tweet has already appeared in the newly created account.